VIDEO: 'Real Housewives' Star Peggy Tanous: Alexis and I Aren't Close Anymore

The Real Housewives of Orange County star dishes to iVillage about her former friend and her plastic surgery

 


When Peggy Tanous first joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County for season 6 (the Bravo show’s finale is on June 5 at 10 p.m. ET), Alexis Bellino was her closest friend. But as viewers have seen throughout the season, they’re no longer scheduling regular playdates with their kids.

"We’ve gone on different paths in our lives," says Tanous, who watched Bellino poke fun at her breast implants during one episode that still makes her bristle. "She’s in her early 30s and I’m in my early 40s and that’s a big difference. I miss the friendship that we did have but I also know that people come in your lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime and if you’re not moving in the same direction, you part your ways. I don’t have any animosity towards her."

Yet sparks will fly between Tanous and Bellino on the explosive two-part Real Housewives of O.C. reunion show (which begins airing June 12), when Tanous asks her former friend if Alexis’ husband Jim ever told her that they once dated. Watch a clip here.

On The Real Housewives, Tanous has been open about discussing her plastic surgery (including her breast enhancement) and the postpartum depression that affected her after having her first daughter, London, now 3, with husband Micah. "It was hard because I was going back to days that were really dark for me," says Peggy -- who's also mom to daughter Capri, 1 -- about revealing her struggle on the show. "I still have bad days. But if I can help people, there are so many women that go through that don’t even know they’re going through it."

Watch our exclusive video above to see Peggy discuss why having plastic surgery doesn't make her any less "holistic" and why she thinks close pal and costar Tamra Barney should be a stand-up comedian.

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